Interior decoration trends are rapidly changing, inspiring, and consuming. These are like creative riots that are leashed on to just one aspect- quenching the thirst for a visual delight. Every frill and every curve lead to an oasis of beauty that devours an individual’s imagination. One spark of imagination results in the creation of decor themes that were never even imagined. Playing on the same tunes, the decoration of furniture plays a pivotal role in rounding off a decor theme. Start with an ever-so-gracious console table that graces an empty wall and brings life to otherwise ignored spaces. A table is a like a dark knight of the furniture world. It stands still in one corner while playing an important role in the whole setup. The table manages to make its importance felt in numerous ways. It acts like a memory boat with an array of photo frames sailing on its top surface. It becomes the centre of attraction when placed under a classy artwork or a chunky mirror. Sometimes, it hides behind a sofa to create space for accent pieces.

Decorating a console table depends on two factors- decor theme of your home and the placement. When it comes to a decor theme, you need to be very clear about the same. Before you start the process of placing home decor items on a table, ensure that you have chalked out a rough plan. The best way to go about it is by jotting down what all needs to be placed on a table. If the table is placed in a foyer or a hallway, then it will be decked up in a manner to facilitate easy access to day-to-day items. When placed in a living or a dining room, the console table is used for placement of decor items or decanters.

With the following steps, you will be able to easily decorate your console table:

  1. Placement: Place the table in an apt area such as a foyer, hallway, living room, or a dining room. If it is a wall-leaning table, then secure the same to the wall using screws. A freestanding table will not require any kind of securing. But if your household has little members, then curving the edges will be a good idea.
  2. Adding an Element of Attraction: Mount an eye-catching artwork or a handcrafted mirror just above the table to draw attention. Ensure that the wall decor piece is fully secured and is mounted in a correct manner. If you don’t wish to mount a decor item, then place the same on the table. Let the element lean against the wall to induce an arty feel.
  3. Stack Up the Table: Take out your favourite reads and decorative boxes and stack these in a clean pile on the surface of a table. Make good use of the shelves as well but try not over-stacking the items.
  4. Raise the Bar: Place some tall items such as a candle stand or a figurine to give the table a

So you have been raising a few turkey poults in the backyard for your own family’s consumption. Now you want to take your turkey project to the next level and raise more than what your family needs. What do you do now? How exactly do you scale up? The first thing you need to seriously think about is how to come up with turkey house plans.

From this point on, you should be ready to have room for adult turkeys, both males and females, and provide them with an environment that is conducive to reproducing and raising their own babies. If you have been into turkey poult-raising, you will find the next level easier because there is not a lot of difference from what you are currently doing.

Deciding on the best turkey house plans are an important factor in the success of your turkey raising project. Most turkey house plans will have provisions for heat lamps, which regulate the temperature in the breeding space. If you are looking at several plans, it is recommended that you choose one that is scalable. This way, you can scale it up should you decide later that you want more turkeys, or scale it down, if you want to downsize your stock.

Turkey house plans typically come with an accurate list of the materials that you need. For best results, stick to the list of materials unless you can make knowledgeable alterations to the plan. For example, purchase the required length of wood, as well as the required number of meters of meshed wire fence. The roof is something that you can have flexibility with. You can pretty much use any material of your choice for the roof, as long as it provides protection to the turkeys against exposure to the elements.

Finally, the typical turkey house plans should also have areas for males and females to breed. The breeding space should be comfortable enough to accommodate turkeys for the week-long breeding period. After the breeding period, the females will need a nesting box to lay their eggs in. The nesting box should be big enough to fit the nesting turkeys, as well as small enough to protect the eggs as they are laid one per day. It normally takes a week to fill the nesting box with eggs. After the week-long laying of eggs, you have the option to take the eggs away to incubate them, or leave them there for their mothers to warm until they hatch.…

In house construction there are only two design styles available, the Traditional Solid wall and the more modern Cavity wall construction.

The traditional solid wall was popular up until the 1920s where it was superseded by the cavity wall. The cavity wall was in its turn used in unchanged form until the 1970s when it underwent a significant design change when insulation was added to the construction.

In the older traditional method the walls would be constructed in one single solid wall usually 500mm in thickness. This single wall would perform all the necessary duties of supporting the roof and upper floors, preventing water ingress into the living areas and keeping the inside of the property warm.

All too often while the traditional method had no difficulty in performing the first of these three tasks, the job of keeping moisture out and heat in was outside of the solid wall design parameter especially in the cheaper, smaller properties, where the workmanship was and remains very shoddy.

Older properties (with the exception of the larger more expensive properties that were normally very well constructed) often suffer from ground water penetration problems that result in damp walls or rotted timbers in floors or roof spaces and while in the summer the thick walls offered a cool and inviting interior, in the winter months the lack of insulation in the exterior walls resulted in a drafty and very cold living space, which was costly to keep heated.

As a direct result of these problems the cavity wall was born. The advantages of using cavity wall construction are many. Firstly the cavity prevents water from passing across into the interior of the property, which immediately solves the problem of damp walls. Secondly the addition of damp proofing methods ensures that there are no more issues with water ingress from the ground or roof.

The cavity design also offered another benefit in that insulation could be added to the cavity, (although this did not come into effect until the 1970s) helping to retain the heat in the interior living spaces. In today’s energy conscious society there is now an even greater requirement to super insulate our homes.

One point to note is that while cavity construction has secured a lasting place in our home construction there is not and never has been any legislation that enforces this common design.

The use of solid walls has a few benefits that should not be ignored. The first of these is mass. The greater depth of wall offers its own natural insulation and has the natural property of keeping the property cool in warm weather. The wider spread of the wall loading also makes the property stronger and it less likely that the foundations will fail.

The higher cost of construction and the additional design considerations of foundations, dpc and other waterproofing elements are the main reason that this form of construction is no longer used in everyday house construction.

The solid wall construction can also be combined …

Rustic Luxe decor is a look that is here, there and everywhere. To describe this look would be where city chic and rustic barn style overlaps in a cool fashion. Rustic woods, earth elements, antiques, faded fabrics and soft cotton throws come together in Rustic Luxury.Together they create interiors that brings together the best of both their worlds. Both feminine and masculine, the ying and the yang, mixed with a palette of warm browns, subtle taupe, white washes and multi layered textures.

Reclaimed distressed wood furniture is a style that speaks to several styles of interior decor but is must have to the rustic luxe look. These beautiful barn doors are made from wood salvaged from old Indian Havelis or buildings. An old door table immediately becomes the statement piece when added to a room. For the finesse of the reclaimed wood try a buffet with wrought iron railings and original tiles.

Metallics create the modern dimension of this look taking luxe into high fashion. Mirrors encased in old jharokha windows or through accessories like metallic hued fabrics and shiny candle holders. A traditionally inspired silver finished armchair, the Queen Of Hearts adds a touch of luxe classic to the room. This classic stands apart from the more worn pieces and the feminine metallic accessories.The kitchen uses rustic antique manjoosh, an Indian chest on wheels with elephants and peacock carvings as an island combined with crystal wine glasses creates luxury decor, practical yet eclectic.

The luxe cabinet styles with raised edges glazed doors in distressed white finish with a ceiling harnessed with warm cedar beams and planks creates a huge statement. Earth hue granite counter tops and back splash with and rustic bar stools pick up the story started by a professional range and a built-in refrigerator with custom doors made from old distressed woods.

The kitchen pantry is wrapped in rustic panels and a sliding barn door does the trick, working well with the mirrored tiles, and cabinet hardware which is porcelain hand painted knobs.Straight clean lines and the warmth of old woods close the space between traditional and rustic.

Creating a kaleidoscope of ideas, mixing unusual tribal earthy colors, getting away from the norm, yet keeping it classy and sophisticated, rustic luxe is the tribe norm. Warm turquoise patina buffets, smooth textured wood tones contrasting with sleek clean lines, tapestry fabrics with fabulous multi hued texture placed against smooth calf leather, mirrors and glass sprinkled in for decorative elegance.

Rustic Luxe is a lifestyle trend allowing the freedom to put favorite items together so that a person’s individual style shines. Create Rustic Luxe interiors with old antique doors carved by hand, telling the stories of the past, consoles and dining tables in distressed finish and armoires with tribal painting, a design trend that is timeless and as beautiful as you!…

Many homeowners take advantage of kitchen remodeling to increase their home’s value and buyer pool.

Kitchen remodels often sell a home quicker and at a higher price thanks to kitchen updates.

Homeowners looking to sell their home anytime soon, may want to first update their kitchen. It is generally a 100% return remodeling project, helping increase the interested home buyer pool and usually compete better in a tight housing market. Kitchen remodeling projects don’t have to cost mega investment dollars. With wise planning, homeowners can gain a return of $2-3 on every $1 invested. That means remodeling a kitchen can actually earn money. Not all home remodeling investments carry the same high return; however, kitchen remodels are one of the best places to start.

Flipping the TV quickly shows the many options for today’s trendy cooking shows. Homeowners are enamored with the idea of being culinary masters like never before. Where budgets and location allow for high-ended kitchen investments, upgrading to a professional-style kitchens may capitalize on the cooking craze. Small to medium kitchen investments are almost certainly paying off. Expensive kitchen remodels can also gain higher numbers of potential buyers and attractive returns when the homes sell – if the right home designer and updates were made and marketed well.

Homeowners can create a completely new look with an up-dated kitchen remodel, transforming the room from closed off to vibrant, mulch-functional, and inviting:

* Add a custom island. A granite and quartz counter-tops is a favorites of home chefs. Create proper working space and surfaces that are attractive, durable and popular.

* Install a back-splash using natural stone

* Adding fun storage extends your kitchen and makes it so much more useable

* Use a fun new painting technique on your cupboard. New paint says “fresh and clean” in an instant, and is one of the most cost effective improvements. Hiring a pro can make all the difference cutting in edges and gaining “wear and tear” length of life. For selling faster, consider a neutral color such as light tan – think of coffee with cream.

* Change up your cupboards. Add a glass front to showcase favorite dishes. Try attaching a thin veneer to the cabinet’s surface, replacing the doors, and add new hardware for a finished and fashioned look.

* Install a new kitchen sink with a stylish faucet head. Sleek stainless resists scratches and is easy to maintain.

* Updated kitchen appliances to later models with energy saving features

* Hardwood or Laminate Flooring

The length of time a homeowner should plan for the project to take will be determined by:

1) the extent of the project

2) having the right materials ordered and on hand on time

3) your remodelers availability – it is good to schedule your project with the flexibility of fitting into your contractor’s calendar.

A kitchen remodel should reflect the home’s style. Be sure to enlist a professional home designer when attempting to go “modern” in a traditional or historic home. …

Pests (wasps, bees, flies, ants, roaches, mice, rats, termites, etc) are a problem for residences and businesses the world over. By definition, pests are considered detrimental to a person’s health, to the environment, or even to the economy. For instance, bees and wasps pose a concern to the health of most people, even those who do not have severe allergic reactions to stings; a regular bee sting is very painful and requires treatment.

Pest control, the regulation and management of any species considered a pest, is at least as old as the practice of agriculture. It has always been an important process for keeping crops healthy. Still, the conventional approach of using insecticides to combat pests on every front — in the fields and in the home — leaves a lot to be desired. Many chemical pesticides kill insects effectively but can also be toxic to human beings. On a large scale, many pesticides are also toxic to the environment, particularly if they are not used in a responsible way.

A growing concern for the environment has prompted many people to look for effective yet environmentally friendly pest control methods. Some pest control professionals have gone one step further and introduced the very best homemade methods for pest-control. Although they focus on showing you the best methods for eliminating wasps, hornets, and bees (a slightly higher degree of pest than your average mouse, rat, ant, or roach), they also touch upon natural, home-made remedies for all of these types of pests, leaving you with more than enough information at your fingertips to overcome just about any unwanted house guest you happen to encounter.

Of course, we all want pest-control methods that are simple, straightforward, and effective. The problem these days is a lack of information… or rather, too much of the wrong information. Most people, when they set about pest control, turn to one of two methods. They either eliminate the breeding grounds of the pest or they create some kind of poisoned bait system. Both can be effective for dealing with small infestations but in most cases, neither of these methods is enough (they are too little, too late) when you have any real sort of infestation in your home.

Inside and outside the home, proper management of waste elements, from open air sewers to garbage facilities, is one way of eliminating breeding grounds. It is certainly a good pest prevention method. Laying poisoned bait can a good way of controlling rat populations, too. If you’re talking about a large population, however, you may again need something more substantial.

Regardless of the size of your pest-control problem, you can find simple, straightforward, home-based solutions for pest-control, solutions that will help you get rid of your pests in one afternoon.

Integrated Pest Management or IPM emphasizes the need to control most types of pests (e.g. plant pests) and, only as necessary, to eradicate harmful pests using a combination of cultural, physical, and biological practices. Primarily, IPM minimizes the use of …

Pendant lighting fixtures can make your home look elegant. These lighting fixtures will illuminate your home to create the best atmosphere out of it. You will definitely have a lovely atmosphere.

One of the greatest advantages of these fixtures is that they are stylish. It helps to make your interior design outstanding and attractive. You can easily notice and feel the elegance of your home. It also creates a pleasant ambiance that is astonishing.

The style of the fixture adds to the overall impression and charm of your home. It creates an impact that will make you comfortable and relaxed. You can set this to make spectacular ambiance and mood. You should always remember that pendant lighting fixtures is a vital element of your home decor.

Another great advantage of lighting fixtures is that it is flexible. It can adapt to the theme of your home. The fixture will naturally blend with the design and color of the room. It will also complement other interior decor that will result in an impressive look.

The most interesting is that these fixtures are unique compared to all other kinds of lighting furniture. In fact, it has the capability to sparkle and shine like a fine jewelry. This helps to create an atmosphere like no other.

Moreover, this kind of fixtures is functional. It can illuminate areas that are hard to reach. You can also put them wherever you want without modifying the place. This means that you can install it easy without damaging your wall or drilling a hole.

There are many designs and styles which you can choose from. It also comes from various sizes, colors and textures. You can have whatever you want depending on your preference.

Pendant lighting fixtures will definitely satisfy your interior decor needs. You will be assured that it will perfectly fit your taste. …

A restroom’s interior decoration can both make and at the same time break an individual’s home. However, if it done with perfection, it can proof to be an oasis as well as a tranquil place that you can easily use as a reflection of your own lifestyle. However, remodeling your restroom as well as the bathroom wall panels to reach to that point can be quite daunting as it simply means that you need to remove your wall paneling.

This process is deemed to be easy and at the same time difficult depending on the type of adhesive used on the paneling as well as how tightly it is attached to the wall. The best thing about it is that, the tools and mechanism is readily available. However, even with this assurance, the removal procedure may be a bit messy and even take a plethora of hours before completion especially if your bathroom wall panels are wide and if the boarding is stuck closely together. Having said this, here is the best way to achieve this removal process.

• Firstly, makes sure you have all the things required to make the process easier and time saving for you. Once you have everything, use a drop cloth on the floor to collect all the fragments. As you do this, ensure that you have worn protective gadgets such as gloves, dust mask as well as safety mask.

• Start off by molding especially if your paneling is made up of molds. Use a sharp chisel on the edge of the molding and hit it using a hammer to loosen it. Once the molding is loosened, pull its edge out. Do this until it is completely removed from the restroom’s wall.

• In most cases, the edge of a panel usually meets the restroom’s wall. While this is the case, it is worthwhile to place the chisel at this point and tap it using the hammer until it slides under the boarding. Once you are done, simply move the chisel around with an objective of loosening the edge.

• Beneath the edge that has been loosened, you will locate a crow bar that you will be prompted to push using leverage. However, as you do this, be very careful not to cause some gouging on the wall surface found underneath.

• Once done, simply take hold of the loosened boarding and pull it to your side in a gentle manner. Keep on pulling ensuring that the materials are not pulled in the process. If you discover that the wall paneling is kind of stubborn, utilize the chisel to do some loosening on the adhesion between the boarding and the wall step by step.

• Lastly, open the doors as well as windows to bring some ventilation in the restroom. Spread some adhesive remover and let it settle for sometime. Later on remove it and rinse the wall thoroughly using clean water and a damp towel.…

Vertical fish tanks have recently become a hit in a lot of house holds. A long time ago, creating vertical fish tanks posed a challenge because the water pressure builds up the taller the tank, and this will eventually cause the aquarium glass to crack. But these days, with new technologies emerging in the field of glass reinforcement, better sturdier glass and even acrylic has allowed aquarium designers to produce taller and broader variations that they once could not. This allowed a lot of creative and space maximization with the cylindrical and hexagonal tanks.

But though they look awesome, they do however pose a problem when it comes to fish tank decorations. Any fish tank decor you place in there would occupy the base of the aquarium but leave the rest of it looking bare and empty. No matter how tall the tank ornaments are, they would not sufficiently fill up the room. And then, if you do manage to get some form of decorations that is tall such as driftwood and place it in the tank, it will eat a lot of the swim space meant for the fish. Being vertical, the tanks are generally very narrow.

However, if you do have one, there is a way to decorate them superbly and that is by combining base aquarium decor with floating ones.

Base Aquarium Decor For Vertical Tanks

In a vertical aquarium, the decorations that you place at the base generally go unnoticed. Is is because the main view is in the middle of the tank. To compensate for this, you may want to select tank accessories that are very colorful. Then, to make them lively and fill up some space, you should arrange the rocks or ornaments to form a hill, with the peak directly in the middle of the tank base.

Another important factor that you need to consider is to provide your fish with a cave. Vertical aquariums leave the fish exposed to scrutiny all day. The constant attention that the fish gets will eventually make it feel stressed and they would want to hide away and rest. So ensure that the base decor provides the fish an opening to enter when they feel the need.

Floating Aquarium Decorations

With the base of the fish tank settled, your next step is to have some form of fish tank decoration that floats on the top and hangs towards the bottom. Some good ideas for this would be floating plants. These plants have long roots that hang downwards filling up the empty spaces with their roots. These plants will not just be thee for decorative purposes, but if you do have fish fry in the future, they will also provide cover for the fry as they grow.

These days you would also be able to get tank ornaments that float freely around the tank. These ornaments are made to look like fish and even have hinged tails. As the water cycles around the tank, these artificial fish seem …

Mark Nash author of 1001 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home offers homebuyers fashion home runs and strikeouts when shopping for a home. It might not be obvious that what you wear when house hunting can impact what you pay for a home. Years of showing homes and introducing prospective buyers to home sellers, the way buyers project themselves fashion-wise makes a big impression.

First impressions by real estate agents and home sellers are all they have when assessing potential buyers. If you appear well-groomed, under-stated and wear home price-range-appropriate clothes you could pay less than the tattooed, big-hair, over-jeweled and torn-blue jean buyer your in competition with in multiple-offers for the same home. Buying a home is a business transaction, think business wear when shopping for a home.

Women

-Pants are fine, but make sure they’re not low riders.

-Ditch the tee shirts, tank and tube tops. House hunting is not a vacation.

-Skirts are great. Minis send the wrong message.

-Wear comfortable but presentable shoes. You will be doing a lot of walking, climbing up stairs and in and out of transportation.

-Forget high-heels. Spiked heels on shoes can easily dent bamboo and other softer wood floors. Plus if you got into the yard to take a look at the roof you might end up aerating the lawn.

-Leave the animal prints for when you’re out to a nightclub. Busy or fussy fashion looks can be distracting and not on everyone’s top ten fashion list.

-Simple jewelry and limited amounts accent your business perspective. Omit the” bling” otherwise you might end up paying more for a home, because the sellers think you can afford it.

-Simplify make-up, hair and manicure styles to appeal to the majority of people. You’re not going to get a better deal because the sellers love your fabulous acrylic nails.

-No fur coats, ever. It’s a political and extravagant statement that could cost you a home or an additional $10,000.

-No low cut or revealing looks. Very rarely do homebuyers get a discount for sex.

Men

-Verify shoe soles aren’t caked with mud before you enter any open house. Many a homebuyer never made it to the kitchen after walking across freshly cleaned carpet with dirty shoes.

-No jogging, gym-wear, bike shorts or swimsuits. Unless, you’re testing the workout facilities in a condominium building on your second visit.

-Business-casual pants are best, but if you must wear jeans, make sure they’re clean and not ripped.

-Open collar shirts work fine, but realty agents and home sellers don’t need to see your buffed or not so buffed chest or four gold chains.

-Think twice about sporting more than one earring. If we were all the same life would be boring.

-Omit muscle and tee shirts and no underwear elastic waistbands displayed please. You might turn Ms. home seller on, but Mr. home seller might not appreciate it.

-Limit tattoo exposure, they’re the rage, but not for everyone. Ditto the ladies on this one.

-Wear …